||Guatemala Finca Las Nubes Antigua Washed Bourbon 2014
Las Nubes (translated as 'the clouds') is a beautiful farm located on the slopes of the Acatenango Volcano, facing the city of Antigua. It's mostly planted with Bourbon and Caturra and in some areas it has a unique combination of both varieties mixed together.
The farm became a coffee plantation in the early 70s, and since then it has sold its coffee with the same name as the farm itself.
The shade is provided by the Gravilea tree. It works well for the coffee, providing cover whilst not competing with the coffee. It also provides a lot of fire wood and lumber for construction for use on the farm when the shade needs to be cut back. The soil is very loose, sandy, course, dark, and rich.
The farm has participated in several Cup of Excellence contests and was a finalist in 2008. Finca Las Nubes is part of the famous San Sebastian farm in Antigua, which is comprised of several smaller farms belonging to the Falla family members, such as: San Sebastian, La Tacita, La Travesia, and Santa Catalina.
In the cup expect a lovely creamy mouthfeel of liquid caramel and soft milk chocolate, whilst remaining very clean with just the gentlest of grape like acidities. Then this turns into a biscuit sweetness, which all around reminds me very much of a Rocky biscuit.
Farm: Las Nubes
Farmer: Pedro Echeverría & Juan Jose Falla
City: San Miguel Dueñas, Sacatepéquez
Region: Antigua, Guatemala
Farm Size: 53 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 53 Hectares
Altitude: 1,530 - 1,860 m.a.s.l.
Variety: Bourbon, Cattura
Processing System: Washed sun dried on patios
This one is great at medium roast to medium dark. Anywhere after first crack and around 20 or so seconds into second.
"Quick Look" Guide
Milk chocolate, caramel, grape, Rocky biscuit.
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